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Old 05-06-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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Fresh water fill

How am I supposed to fill the fresh water tank in my 2016 Montana High Country, when there is no threaded water supply at the CG, and no gravity fill inlet on the trailer.
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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There is a "water thief" that clamps on to an unthreaded hose bibb. How about a fountain pump, electric or battery, to interpose on the hose....to fill.
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Is there a valve that you switch from city to fresh? It will divert water from the city to the fresh water tank. You hook the hose up to the same fitting.
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Thanks Scooter, I've tried the water thief, it just blew right off the faucet. Even after I clamped it at the faucet end, it blew the threaded end off. I think your idea of some kind of pump is the way I will have to go.
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Yes CF, there is a valve that diverts water from the city to fresh water fill. My problem is, there's nothing in the campground to hook a hose to. There is a water fill station, but there is only a hose that is used to fill the tank through the gravity fill inlet.
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You need to carry one of these in your trailer.

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According to a Montana plant person we met at the MOC Rally two years ago, the vent cover will pry off (gently) and you can fill it with a hose that doesn't have an end that way. I asked him where the tank would vent if you had a rubber/plastic hose stuck in it and he had no answer. Just another instance of a manufacturer saving a couple of bucks by ignoring the needs of people who actually use their products.
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Walt, I did try filling the fresh water tank through the vent, it wasn't very satisfactory. With the vent plugged by the hose, it was difficult to get water into the tank and when the hose was removed, air in the tank blew water back through the vent. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Walt, I did try filling the fresh water tank through the vent, it wasn't very satisfactory. With the vent plugged by the hose, it was difficult to get water into the tank and when the hose was removed, air in the tank blew water back through the vent. Thanks for the suggestion.
That's what I told the guy at the factory would happen. He didn't think it was a big deal.
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Walt, I did try filling the fresh water tank through the vent, it wasn't very satisfactory. With the vent plugged by the hose, it was difficult to get water into the tank and when the hose was removed, air in the tank blew water back through the vent. Thanks for the suggestion.
If you want to fill thru the vent then you need to turn the water valve to fresh so it can vent backwards
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If you want to fill thru the vent then you need to turn the water valve to fresh so it can vent backwards
Thanks schrod, I'll give that a try today.
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